University Stages 2014 Graduation Ceremonies

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The University of Worcester has celebrated the achievements of over 4,000 graduates during eight Graduation ceremonies.

In what was the institution’s largest ever Graduation week, graduates - and their families - from across the country and the world converged on the City to mark the official end of their studies.

The eight ceremonies took place in the splendour of Worcester Cathedral, with all the graduates being congratulated by the University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor David Green, before returning to the University of Worcester Arena for a drinks reception.

In attendance at Friday afternoon’s ceremony was the University’s Chancellor, HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO.

Several Honorary Degrees and Fellowships were also awarded this year; among the recipients were Sir Keir Starmer, the former Director of Public Prosecutions; former President of the British Medical Association, Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins; and internationally renowned artist David Birtwhistle.

Professor Green said: “The beauty and grandeur of Worcester Cathedral always provides a magnificent, most fitting setting in which to congratulate our graduates and to thank the parents, family, friends and supporters who have contributed so much to their success.

“The graduates of 2014 join an illustrious community of over 100,000 Worcester graduates who have made and are making an immense contribution to British society. We look forward to hearing about the continuing success of this year’s graduates in the year ahead, and we wish them every happiness.”

Photo by Gertrud Alatare.